It can't be easy to clean up another's person's mess. Many people hardly like to clean up after themselves, making maids and housekeepers saints among us. They tidy others' messes, dust, wash dishes, mop floors, and are rarely paid enough to compensate for the grueling work they're required to do. Indeed, cleaning service personnel usually clean so well that they leave sparkles and the heavenly scent of Pine-Sol in their wake. Some lucky customers even receive a mint on their pillow after exceptionally great cleaning services.
In return for the kindness, what do customers leave their housekeepers? Reddit users have banded together to relay the tales. In horrifying detail they tell of poop stains, toilets clogged with all manners of interesting debris, and rooms sordid with the residue of sex.
If you've the stomach for it, read the stories below and please considerate of the next person that has to clean up after you.
They Put Poop On Ice
From Reddit user IvanCheznutzov:
"I work as a housekeeper in a large ski resort, and we've had a few winners so far this season, but the person who left a perfectly coiled sh*t on a pile of ice on a plate in the cupboard definitely takes the cake for most disgusting find."
This House Was Infested
From Reddit user inu1989:
"My mother cleans houses in order to sell them to the Real Estate market. Well, one of the houses seemed to have a bee (or was it wasp) problem, but after some investigating, her team could not find any nests. Well, they noticed that the walls seemed to be buzzing . They knocked down the wall and were greeted with a wall of living, breathing yellow mass of bees. Most of the house was a giant hive. Even the walls were covered in a thick layer of honey. So, in the end, most of the house ended up begin demolished."
This Girl Needed A Little Sanitary Help
From Reddit user minaturedonuts:
"My mom is a housekeeper. She found a drawer in a 12-year-old's room filled to the brim with old period soaked panties. The girl had been too embarrassed to talk to her mom about it, but didn't know anything about tampons or pads. She'd just been getting new underwear and stuffing the soiled ones into her bottom drawer. I can't imagine the smell."
Some Couples Use Poop To Express Their Love
From Reddit user missSaraswati:
"[I] worked as a hotel maid during my university years... [I encountered] a bed, that broke after a very eager couple had come in early afternoon, and checked out before the evening, even though they paid for the full 24 hours. Luckily we had an extra bed [but there were] brown stains all over the bathroom floor, walls, mirrors, shower curtains etc. [It] took forever... to control my nausea [and try] to not come in contact with anything except with the cleaning stuff..."